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No worries with pervasive encryption

Where to put my diamond earrings? I stared intently at the safe in my hotel room. And once again I pondered what the right answer was. Do I take the few valuables I own and place them in the safe, figure out what code to use, hope I remember my code, and hope the safe […]

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Keeping the pace of innovation for mainframe

Business demands for trusted digital experiences and greater agility are two of the strongest currents driving business transformation and modernization these days, especially in the mainframe arena. This week, IBM is announcing a single-frame IBM Z built on an industry-standard 19” form factor, designed to create a low-cost, secure cloud infrastructure and capitalize on new […]

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IBM unveils new cloud-ready mainframe based on single-frame design

Today, IBM announced its newest cloud-ready mainframes — the IBM z14 Model ZR1 and IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper II, the latest additions to its family of servers announced in 2017. The new systems feature a 19-inch industry standard, single-frame design allowing for easy placement into cloud data centers and for private cloud environments. This will bring […]

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Architecting the future with IBM Z Technical University

We are currently at an inflection point for a massive industry shift fueled by data. Exponential growth of data is coming together with exponential growth in the capabilities to apply analytics and machine learning to data. The world is becoming digital and intelligent. Nearly all existing business processes can be augmented with artificial intelligence (AI) […]

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Dark data: Peering through the blanket of the dark

“Come, thick night, and pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell, that my keen knife see not the wound it makes, nor heaven peep through the blanket of the dark.” —William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act 1, Scene 5 There’s a little Shakespeare for you: that’s Lady Macbeth, waiting for the doomed King Duncan to arrive […]

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What’s all the buzz about new tech on IBM Cloud Private?

Have you heard a lot of chatter about cloud containers recently? To indulge my curiosity, I decided to delve deeper into some of these exciting new technologies. I wanted to understand what all that buzz about Docker Swarm and Kubernetes is about. How do these recent developments on IBM Cloud Private redefine the way organizations are […]

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Competitive innovation for building mainframe skills

Mainframe computers not only run traditional enterprise applications for airlines, finance and other industries, they also thrive on running today’s groundbreaking applications and open workloads in trusted environments. And as we continue to reinvent the mainframe for business-critical analytics, blockchain and other disruptive technologies, they are opening up even more exciting job opportunities in many […]

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Thinking differently about Linux servers

All the big breakthroughs in computing have happened because their inventors decided to think unconventionally. IBM’s Think conference brought together thousands of innovators to think differently about computing in an era of unprecedented change. Among the questions discussed: How can the world reduce the volume of plastic waste in the oceans? How can computing keep […]

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Blockchain and IBM LinuxONE: Going to the next level

For many, blockchain is synonymous with bitcoin, which is the best known example of usage of a blockchain network. However, its use in business has grown dramatically in recent years, and it is clear that the transformative power of blockchain across industries is only just being discovered. What are the possibilities? Well, here at the […]

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